University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0125
Survey Title 31st Fact-finding Survey on Student Life, 1995
Depositor National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
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Summary Since 1963 we have conducted an annual survey in October for the purpose of realizing a fuller campus life by clarifying, in particular, the economic life of university students as well as their consciousness and activities, and by making the findings reflect on our business and various activities. This 1995 survey, the 31st of the kind, was carried out when the student life continued to suffer from the recession, as seen in the state of its economic sphere as well as in the darkest employment prospects ever. The survey indicates, however, students who do not know what the campus life was like during the "bubble" period take such a severe living situation as a fact of life, and manage to make ends meet in the given environment. Consequently, the survey reveals, they evaluate their living as "average."
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe A total of 30,996 students were sampled from 75 universities nationwide, and, for national aggregation, a total of 13,383 students who attend pre-selected 26 universities were chosen from the day-time student cohorts of the original sample.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size [Subject to data collection] 17,223 responses from a sample of 31,449 students consisting of day-time students from 75 universities and evening students from 2 universities). (Rate of return: 54.8%)
[Subject to analysis] 7,329 responses from 13,383 daytime students who attend 26 universities. (Rate of return: 54.8%)
Date of Collection 1995-10-01 ~ 1995-10-01
October, 1995
Time Period 1995 ~ 1995
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Systematic random
Probability: Stratified
Probability: Stratified: Proportional
We gave each university a sampling ratio in accordance with the number of undergraduate students, and sampled from their ID numbers at regular intervals.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Questionnaires were mailed and partially handed to the respondents. The mailing as well as collecting was done by each cooperative.
Investigator The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0125
Sponsors (Funds) .
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The National Federation of University Co-operative Associations (April, 1996) Dai 31-kai gakusei no shohi seikatsu no kansuru jittai chosa hokoku-sho. [Report of the 31st Survey on the Student Consumption Life]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items: department; year; sex and marital status; entrance exam; experience of waiting till next entrance exam period after failing in one; type of dwelling, layout, and area; and means of transportation to school.
I Economic life:
Present and future financial outlook; earning and spending measures; breakdown of monthly earnings and expenses; special spending in past six months and future six months; and part-time work in past six months, earnings, and their use.
II Consumption behavior:
Driver's license, period obtained, place of application, and plans to get within a year; overseas trips made, number of trips, agency used, and future plans; number of domestic trips made and student camps attended in past year; money spent on books/magazines in past month (magazines, non-magazines, and money spent at Co-op); characteristics of stationery, PC, word processor, CD and other products Respondent takes as important upon purchase, and sellers; PC and word processor held, and plans for purchase; computer on-line services (level of interest, subscription and use, use of campus LAN, and Internet subscription and use); and meals in a day, eating place, etc.
III Use of Co-ops:
Book Store (Shoseki-bu)(number of visits in past month); General Store (Kobai-bu) (frequency of use in past month, range of merchandise, price evaluation, and floor Respondent wants to see improved or added); Cafeteria (weekly frequency of use, price evaluation, and favorable characteristics and areas for improvement); attitudes to Co-ops (recognition of Conference of Delegates, recognition of Opinion Card, closeness/familiarity, degree of satisfaction, and overall evaluation); the Co-op News (frequency of use, favorite articles, and type of article Respondent wants to see more of); and Co-op's social efforts (level of interest in and recognition of peace issues; Co-op's UNICEF fund-raising; level of interest in environmental issues; issues of interest; what Respondent is doing, wants to do in the future, and wants Co-ops to do about environmental issue).
VI Daily life and activities:
Daily life (days spent on campus per week; arriving and leaving time; number of classes attended today, hours spent on reading per day; important areas of campus life; degree of fulfillment; and impression of university-favorable or not); anxiety and dissatisfaction in everyday life and people to consult; degree of satisfaction with dietary life; frequency of using functional food and reasons for use; and intentions to improve dietary life and dimensions to be improved.
VII Others:
Parents' occupation and annual income; volunteer activities (level of interest, past involvement and activities, future intentions and activities, and recognition of how to participate and expectations from Co-ops), etc.
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Consumption and consumer behaviour
Higher and further education
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